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General Awareness : Miscellaneous

1- Ageusia is the loss of sense called Taste.

2-Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant in South Africa .

                                                              Christian Barnard

3- The common name for the star Sirius is Dog Star.

                                                                             Sirius

4-Slide Rule calculating aid was invented by William Oughtred in 1662.

                                                                 William Oughtred

5-In 1971, Mariner 9, USA space probe was first to orbit another planet.

6- John Surtees was the only person to win world titles on bikes and cars.

                                                                   John Surtees

7-Breaststroke 16th century  is the oldest swimming stroke.

                                                          Breaststroke swimming

8-In 1666 Jesuit Bark was used as a prevention against Malaria.

9-European country is divided into areas called Cantons is Switzerland.

10- Tank was invented by Ernest Swinton used in 1916 .

                                                            Ernest Dunlop Swinton

11-Edgar Rice Burroughs has  created Tarzan (all names) in 1914.

                                                       Edgar Rice Burroughs

12-In 1901 Marconi first transmitted radio signals across Atlantic.

                                                             Guglielmo Marconi

13-Martina Navratilova won six consecutive Wimbledon titles in the 1980s.

14-Triton was  the son of Poseidon and Ampherite.

15-Vacuum or thermos flask was invented by James Dewer in 1872.

16-Viticulture is the growing of plants Vines.

                                                                      Grapes
17-In 1953 Colour Television was first successfully transmitted in the USA .

18-Until 1971 Congo was the name of Zaire.

19-Karl Lienstater discovered ABO Blood Groups medical breakthrough in 1901 .

20-George Washington in 1798 1792 is the only American president elected unopposed.

                                                               George Washington

21-Japan men use the most deodorant.

22-Diners Club  was the first credit card.

23-Australia Story of Kelly gang  made the worlds first feature film in 1906 .

24-Federal reserve bank Manhattan is the worlds largest gold depository.

25-George II died due to Fell off toilet.

26-Eiffel tower is 6 inches bigger in Summer.

27-Mystery of Edwin Drood was Charles Dickens last (unfinished) novel.

                                                           Charles Dickens
28-Sargasso sea on Earth has no beaches.

29-De Witt Wallace founded Readers Digest

30-Vatican Cityy has the smallest birth rate.

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